Mount Crawford Forest Reserve Circuit

3 h to 5 h
1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

11.7 km
circuit

↑ 175 m
↓ -175 m

Moderate track
Starting near Chalk's Campground on Forest Road, Cromer, this walk takes you on a circuit within Mount Crawford Forest Reserve. This circuit walk takes you through the native and plantation forests around Mount Crawford. Keep a lookout for kangaroos, emus and colorful fungi along the way, and enjoy the beautiful sounds of birds singing. During spring months, there's an abundance of wildflowers along the trail. The terrain undulates gently, and the route consists of wide fire tracks and walking trails. There is clear signage throughout, and there's a boardwalk section along the creek toward the end. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-34.7392074,138.9615605)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Main North Road, A20
  • Turn on to Main North Road, B19 then drive for 2.9 km
  • Turn right onto Second Street and drive for another 600 m
  • Turn right onto Fifth Street and drive for another 155 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto First Street and drive for another 110 m
  • Keep right onto First Street and drive for another 420 m
  • Turn right onto Ayers Street and drive for another 235 m
  • Turn left onto Duffield Street and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn right onto Rudall Street and drive for another 220 m
  • Turn left onto Gozzard Street and drive for another 255 m
  • Turn sharp left onto East Terrace and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn right onto Barossa Avenue and drive for another 380 m
  • Turn left onto Barossa Avenue and drive for another 80 m
  • Turn right onto Calton Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Calton Road and drive for another 840 m
  • Turn right onto Balmoral Road and drive for another 6.7 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Williamstown Road and drive for another 5.8 km
  • Turn right onto Lyndoch Valley Road, B31 and drive for another 12.5 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
Starting from the intersection of Chalks Road and B34, head towards the metal gate next to the green “CHALKS ROAD” signpost along the concrete/gravel, moving directly away from B34. Pass through/over the gate, then head towards the creek crossing with wooden railings. In about 275 metres after passing the creek, turn left as the tracks intersect to continue along Mount Crawford Forest Reserve Circuit.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Chalks Road.
After another 290 m turn left.
After another 270 m pass the toilet (35 m on your left).
After another 7 m pass the shelter (50 m on your left).
After another 205 m continue straight.
After another 590 m continue straight.
After another 340 m continue straight.
After another 350 m continue straight.
After another 600 m continue straight.
After another 620 m continue straight, to head along Forties Road.
After another 155 m head through/around the gate.
After another 180 m continue straight.
After another 115 m continue straight.
After another 260 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Road.
After another 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Road.
After another 390 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Road.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Road.
After another 240 m (at the intersection of Ridge Road & WG3 Track) continue straight, to head along Ridge Road.
After another 300 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Road.
After another 235 m (at the intersection of Ridge Road & WG2 Track) continue straight, to head along Ridge Road.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Road.
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Speck Gully Road & Ridge Road) continue straight, to head along Ridge Road (a vehicle track).
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Ridge Road & Baynes Gully Road) turn right, to head along Baynes Gully Road.
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Baynes Gully Road.
After another 280 m veer left.
After another 810 m veer right, to head along Tower Hill Track.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Chalks Road & Tower Hill Track) turn right, to head along Chalks Road (a vehicle track).
After another 220 m (at the intersection of Baynes Gully Road & Chalks Road) continue straight, to head along Chalks Road.
After another 200 m continue straight, to head along Chalks Road.
After another 190 m veer left, to head along Chalks Road.
After another 25 m veer left.
After another 335 m continue straight.
After another 195 m continue straight, to head along Forties Road.
After another 50 m turn right.
After another 25 m turn left.
After another 370 m cross the bridge (about 135 m long)
After another 280 m continue straight.
After another 60 m cross the bridge (about 840 m long)
After another 600 m turn left, to head along Chalks Road.
After another 50 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Mount Crawford Forest Reserve Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 11.7 km
Time 3 h to 5 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 620 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 610 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
610 m[toilet]
Shelter
620 m[shelter]
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